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National Summary

Today

Extremely windy today, especially across southern and eastern counties. Southwest winds associated with Storm Ewan, will be fresh to strong and very gusty, with some damaging gusts along southern coasts. Becoming wet too, with widespread heavy rain and localised flooding. However the rain will turn showery later this afternoon with some brightness breaking through. Feeling cool, with highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees Celsius. Blustery this evening, with most of the showers occurring closer to the Atlantic; some of hail and with the risk of thunder.

Tonight

Cold tonight with clear spells and well scattered showers - some wintry with the ongoing threat of thunder. Most of any snowfall will however be confined to higher elevations. Frost and icy stretches too. Lowest temperatures -1 to +1 degrees Celsius, in a moderate southwest breeze.

Tomorrow

Bitterly cold on Monday with some wintry showers, most of which will affect Atlantic coastal counties. Whilst most of any snowfall will be confined to higher elevations, a light dusting of snow is possible locally. Thundery showers about too, especially along the Atlantic coastline. Further east it will be much drier and brighter with just well scattered showers - mainly occurring later in the day. Highest temperatures of only 4 to 7 degrees Celsius, in a rather brisk westerly wind.

Outlook

OUTLOOK: Very changeable into next week, and cold, especially early on. TOMORROW NIGHT: A bitterly cold night with a widespread sharp to severe frost and some icy stretches. Whilst many areas will see a lot of dry weather under clear skies, some wintry showers about too, most of these occurring closer to the Atlantic. A few of the showers will turn wintry, though snowfall will mainly be confined to higher elevations. Lowest temperatures 0 to minus 3 degrees in light to moderate southerly breezes. TUESDAY: A cold windy day, in a brisk northwest breeze. Once again scattered wintry showers will move down across the country. This time most of the wintry showers will occur across the midlands, north and east to begin. Snowfall will be mainly confined once again to higher elevations, but a light dusting is possible locally. Showers mainly of rain as of late morning, with more in the way of sunny spells developing as it becomes mostly dry. Highest temperatures 6 to 9 degrees Celsius, but with an added wind chill. WEDNESDAY: Dry in parts to begin with some hazy sunshine and frost clearing. However a spell of wet and breezy weather will gradually feed up form the southwest, turning wintry for a time locally. Becoming drier again around evening. Highest temperatures of only 5 to 9 degrees Celsius, in fresh and gusty westerly winds.THURSDAY: A little less cold; highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees, with mostly dry weather and sunny spells. A few well scattered showers occurring too though, in a moderate westerly breezes.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South, 24 Knots, Gust 37 Knots, Mod drizzle, 9 Miles, 990, Falling rapidly

Dublin Airport

South, 15 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 999, Falling

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Southwest, 21 Knots, Wave ht: 2.6 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1003, Falling

Roches Point Automatic

South-Southwest, 28 Knots, Gust 36 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1000, Falling rapidly

Sherkin Island Automatic

South-Southwest, 26 Knots, Gust 35 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1000, Falling rapidly

Valentia Automatic

South-Southwest, 21 Knots, Gust 32 Knots, Rain shower, 2 Miles, 997, Falling rapidly

Mace Head Automatic

Southwest, 24 Knots, Gust 38 Knots, Heavy drizzle, 1.9 Miles, 994, Falling

Belmullet Automatic

Southwest, 16 Knots, Recent drizzle, 6 Miles, 991, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southwest, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 1.3 m, 999, Falling

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Southwest, 15 Knots, Wave height not available, 989, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

West-Southwest, 21 Knots, Wave ht: 4.9 m, 990, Falling

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1200 Sunday 26 February 2017 Issued at 1200 Saturday 25 February 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0900: Frontal troughs are slow moving across Ireland as a weak ridge develops from the Atlantic. A southwesterly airflow extends over the country.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Fair Head to Carnsore Point to Valentia and the Irish Sea

Wind: Southwest force 5 to 7, veering westerly force 4 to 5 by early tonight, backing south to southwest and increasing force 6 to gale force 8 tomorrow morning.

Weather: Rain or showers

Visibility: Moderate to poor at times

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Valentia to Erris Head to Fair Head

Wind: West force 4 to 5, backing south to southwest overnight and increasing force 6 to gale force 8, veering westerly force 4 to 6 tomorrow morning.

Weather: Rain or showers

Visibility: Moderate to poor at times

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Monday 27 February 2017: Fresh to strong westerly winds on Sunday night will moderate during Monday.

Weather Warnings

National Warning

Storm Ewan: Southerly winds veering southwesterly will reach gust speeds of 110 to 120km/h along southern and southeastern coastal counties from early tomorrow Sunday until early afternoon.

Gale Warning

South to southwest winds will reach gale force 8 to strong gale force 9 today with storm force gusts, on coasts from Malin Head to Carnsore Point to Valentia and on the Irish Sea.

Small Craft Warning

West to southwest winds will reach force 6 or higher today on coasts from Valentia to Slyne Head to Malin Head.

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